My parents converted to Jehovahs witnesses in 1957 when I was a year old , my father was an elder, myself and my 2 sisters were pioneers. I was also a ministerial servant. I left about 1980 to attend college to study architecture. my entire family is out at this time. I have since built a new life for myself and married a nice catholic girl and am happily raising 3 kids. ( all non JW!) life goes on and is what we make of it. I encourage all others to keep working on keeping a positive mental attitude and keep smiling. This website is a wonderful recourse and RESOURCE for all of us . It is very encouraging to know that there are so many out there. Too bad it was not around 20 years ago when I broke away. I did have a hard time, but survived and am here to encourage others.